Mattress Actress is the story of Annika Cleeve's eighteen years as a sex worker.Her troubled childhood in Queensland led to working in a brothel on the Sunshine Coast at the age of fifteen, and from there Annika worked her way up to the high-end parlours, agencies and private work in various parts of Australia and internationally.In this book Annika reveals the truth of a sex worker's life; the clients, thegirls, the parlour bosses, the rip-off merchants, the drug deaths, the white slavery, the discrimination, the corrupt police and politicians, the exotic travel and the money.Mattress Actress is a revealing and gutsy look at someone practising the world's oldest profession in the late twentieth century. From wide-eyed innocent to experienced and successful professional, Annika's story is both shocking and highly entertaining."Annika Cleeve is not her real name but this is her real story: a raw and honest account of life in the raw as a new recruit to the oldest profession." – Andrew RuleAlso published as Eve: Confessions of an International Call Girl by Monsoon Books
NEW RELEASE! "Harrowing and heartbreaking, but the triumph is overwhelming." -Jane P., review"If this man was capable of abducting 132 children that police were aware of, imagine all the ones they didn't know about." -Derrick R., reviewAt times I can still recall the comfort of the crinkled leather seats, worn from years of hauling over 132 children, mostly boys under the age of 8, from their families. From the pickup truck into the basement of a farmhouse 60 miles from the main road, the largest child porn ring in Pennsylvania was brought to life with a seemingly never-ending supply of “actors and actresses”.
At least that’s what we were called. Actors and actresses.
It was what Larry taught me to say through the passenger side window when we pulled up alongside our next catch. I held an outstretched hand of bubble gum towards the next victim, promising a ride through town and a chance to be a real-life movie star.And I was only eight years old. This is my story.